Poland honours a Vietnamese for women’s rights protection

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Poland honours a Vietnamese for women’s rights protection

The Bez Barier fund and the centre for women’s rights protection of former Polish first lady, Jolanta Kwasániewska, awarded prizes to seven outstanding men for their assisting victims of domestic violence on December 7. The prize originated in Canada after an event on December 6, 1989, when a women protester killed 14 people and injured onother 13. Two years later, the prize became a symbol for men who apposing violence agianst women. This year’s prize was held in Poland with over 100 candidates. One of these honoured men was Trinh Hoai Nam, Director of the Accounting Office at the Wólka Kosowska trade centre, from Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam. Nam showed his consideration in 2004 when he recruited Ms Halina, a Polish woman, to work for his office. He knew the woman suffered from domestic violence. She and her three children had to live in a social welfare centre and faced difficulties at that time. Nam provided Halina with a car and furniture. His company then received anonymous letters, which were checked by relevant agencies. However, he determined to protect Halina. Ms Kwasániewska said at the award ceremony that she and the jury were moved at what he had done for the woman, regardless of the fact he was a foreigner, and recommended him for the prize at the deadline. “This prize was very meaningful for my children, as I wanted them to follow my example to become good people. Most happily, Halina has a better life at the moment”, Nam said. Trinh Hoai Nam started university in Poland in 1983 when he was 17. He often participated in social activities and was awarded several prizes by the country.

The prize originated in Canada after an event on December 6, 1989, when a women protester killed 14 people and injured onother 13.

Two years later, the prize became a symbol for men who apposing violence agianst women.

This year’s prize was held in Poland with over 100 candidates. One of these honoured men was Trinh Hoai Nam, Director of the Accounting Office at the Wólka Kosowska trade centre, from Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.

Nam showed his consideration in 2004 when he recruited Ms Halina, a Polish woman, to work for his office. He knew the woman suffered from domestic violence. She and her three children had to live in a social welfare centre and faced difficulties at that time.

Nam provided Halina with a car and furniture. His company then received anonymous letters, which were checked by relevant agencies. However, he determined to protect Halina.

Ms Kwasániewska said at the award ceremony that she and the jury were moved at what he had done for the woman, regardless of the fact he was a foreigner, and recommended him for the prize at the deadline.

“This prize was very meaningful for my children, as I wanted them to follow my example to become good people. Most happily, Halina has a better life at the moment”, Nam said.

Trinh Hoai Nam started university in Poland in 1983 when he was 17. He often participated in social activities and was awarded several prizes by the country.

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